Education

Ph.D. Wild Animal Well-being, University of Otago Bioethics Centre
2019 - ongoing

Visiting Doctoral Student, University of Oxford Uehiro Centre
2022

M.A. (Philosophy), University of Amsterdam
2017 - 2018

University Exchange, University of British Columbia
2016

B.Sc. (Philosophy), University of Canterbury
2015 - 2017

Education in Te Reo Maori at Te Kohanga Reo o Ranana & Te Tikanga Rua Reo
1997 - 2010

Employment

Mentor, LEAF Mentorship Programme
2023 - ongoing

Facilitator, LEAF Changemakers Fellowship
2023

Editor & Proofreader (freelance)
2019 - 2023

Tutor and Demonstrator
ELM2 & ELM3 - 'Medical Ethics' (2019 - 2021)
PHIL103 - 'Ethical Issues' (2021)
PHIL101 - 'Mind and Reality' (2021)

Marker (essays & tests)
PHIL103 - 'Ethical Issues' (2021)
PHIL101 - 'Mind and Reality' (2021)
BITC201 - 'Bioethics and the Life Sciences' (2021 - 2023)
BITC202 - 'Animal Ethics' (2021)

Researcher and Outreach Coordinator, Animal Ethics
2018 - 2019

Hummus Chef and Kitchen Hand, Sir Hummus
2017 - 2018

Rock Climbing Safety Supervisor, Clip 'N Climb YMCA
2015 - 2016

Checkout Employee, The Warehouse Northlands
2012 - 2015

Presentations and Seminars

Tax Animal Suffering (Watch)
Effective Altruism New Zealand Retreat (04/02/24)
Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC) - Ethics & Politics Seminar (08/11/23)

Introduction to Animal Advocacy w/ Jamie Harris
LEAF Changemakers Fellowship (25/08/23)

The Ethics of Spreading Life to Other Planets
Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (15/12/23)
Effective Altruism Oxford Summit (22/06/23)
University of Otago Bioethics Centre (14/04/23)
Effective Altruism Wellington (14/03/23)

Do animals matter morally? If so, how much, and which ones?
Oxford Uehiro Centre Festival of Arguments (18/06/22)

The Myth of Bambi: The Idyllic View of Nature and Wild Animal Suffering (Watch)
Effective Altruism New Zealand Connections Retreat (01/02/23)
Effective Altruism Oxford Summit (19/06/22)
Oxford Uehiro Centre Festival of Arguments (13/06/22)
New Zealand Association of Philosophy Conference (08/12/20)
Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (07/12/19)
Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law / New Zealand Bioethics Conference (22/11/19)

The Ethics of Pest Control: Balancing Animal Welfare, Conservation, and Indigenous Values (Watch)
Animals, Compassion and Conservation: Ethics and Scientific Methods Relating to Wild Animals, Their Welfare and Conservation (09/02/23)
ELSI in epigenetics: Indigenous, national and global perspectives (25/05/22)

Making Sense of Animal Welfare: A Taxonomy of Concepts
Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (19/09/20)

Panelist: 'Competing animal welfare concerns - a case study on pest control'
New Zealand Animal Law Conference (28/09/19)

PhD research presentations
Akonga Korero - University of Otago (17/05/19)
Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series - Victoria University of Wellington (14/03/19)

Animal Ethics and Welfare Biology
Effective Altruism Wellington (13/03/19)
Christchurch Vegan Expo (28/10/18)
Effective Altruism Sydney (26/10/18)
Effective Altruism London (23/10/18)
Effective Altruism Amsterdam (17/10/18)
Effective Altruism York (10/10/18)

Interviews and Media

The ethics and costs of saving wild animals (Read)
2021. The Detail, RNZ

Welzijn van het wilde dier (Read)
2018. bionieuws, vol. 28, p.10

Publications

The Case for Welfare Biology (Read)
Soryl, A., 2021. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 5 (7)

Establishing a research field in natural sciences (Read)
Animal Ethics, 2020

Invertebrate welfare in the wild (Read)
Soryl, A., 2020. Animal Sentience, 5 (29)

Establishing the Moral Significance of Wild Animal Welfare and Considering Practical Methods of Intervention (Read)
Soryl, A., 2018. University of Amsterdam

Scholarships and Awards

Grant Recipient - EA Animal Welfare Fund
2023

Grant Recipient - Center on Long-Term Risk Fund
2022

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship
2019 - 2022

Campbell Bioethics Teaching Fellowship
2019

University of Canterbury Outbound Exchange Award
2016

Certificate of Excellence in Philosophy across the 13th grade, Hagley Community College
2014

Extracurricular Activities

Volunteer for the Christchurch Vegan Society
2003 - 2023

Christchurch Vegan Expo Committee Member
2020 - 2023

Executive Member of the Australasian Association of Philosophy Postgraduate Committee
2019 - 2020

University of Canterbury Student Class Representative
PHIL139, PHIL240, PHIL249, PHIL208, PHIL229, PHIL235, PHIL343
2015 - 2017

Vice President of VCUC
2015 - 2016

Volunteer for SAFE
2003 - 2015

Conferences and Events

Effective Altruism Global: London 2023
19/05/23 - 21/05/23

Animals, Compassion and Conservation: Ethics and Scientific Methods Relating to Wild Animals, Their Welfare and Conservation
University of Fribourg; Online; Invited
07/02/23 - 09/02/23

RESILIENCER Workshop: SRM and Global Catastrophic Risk
Utrecht University
12/09/22

Postgraduate Bioethics Conference: Building Bridges in Bioethics
University of Bristol
14/07/22 - 15/22

ELSI in epigenetics: Indigenous, national and global perspectives
Brocher Foundation
23/05/22 - 25/05/22

Interspecies Comparisons of Welfare
London School of Economics and Political Science & Rethink Priorities
28/04/22 - 29/04/22

Effective Altruism Global: London 2022
15/04/22 - 17/04/22

Inaugural Conference on Artificial Intelligence
University of Canterbury
09/12/20 - 10/12/20

New Zealand Association of Philosophy Conference
University of Canterbury
07/12/20 - 09/12/20

Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference
Online; Organised
19/09/20 - 20/09/20

Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference
Victoria University of Wellington
06/12/19 - 08/12/19

Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law / New Zealand Bioethics Conference
University of Otago
21/11/19 - 23/09/19

New Zealand Animal Law Conference
New Zealand Animal Law Association; Invited
28/09/19

Additional Information

British & New Zealand Citizen (dual)

Comprehensive training in First Aid

New Zealand Full Driver's Licence

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